Monday, February 6, 2012

HRT confirms Karthikeyan, leaving Barrichello without any F1 seats now...

On the heels of Rubens Barrichello successful and enjoyable two-plus day test with KV Racing Technology at Sebring aboard its new Dallara-Chevrolet IndyCar, alongside his good friend, “brother” and fellow countryman ‘TK “follow-your-Schnoz” Kanaan; the ageless ‘Rubino’s debutant outing in such machinery - comes word that Hispania F1 has confirmed Narain Karthikeyan, dubiously dubbed thee ‘Speediest Indian by Dr. Colin Kolles; NOT our bee ‘Luv-ed No. 90 Seahawks player Colin Cole; Hya! Which see’s Karthikeyan taking HRT F1’s second seat, also the final open race seat for the 2012 Formula 1 season - which means it appears the doors have firmly closed upon Barrichello’s Grand Prix career.

Thus, with this announcement, I for ‘Juan certainly hope that ‘Rubino will indeed decide to come stateside and take up residency aboard the No. 5 KVRT IndyCar mount!

And with Narain’s signing, apparently the Spanish team will pay off Vitantonio Liuzzi, who is reportedly under contract for 2012, who I guess is now looking for either a Reserve Driver role, although I still think he’d be a good fit at Caterham, or perhaps rejoining his ex-boss in Sports Cars?

Meanwhile, the esteemed Dentist; Err, Dr. Colin Kolles has turned his attentions to Sports Car racing with his new venture Kolles’s Kodewa just having been named the Lotus “Works” LMP2 effort for 2012 and will campaign a Lola coupe with “Lotus-by-Judd” power in the now overly used black & gold livery… Hmm? Perhaps ‘Tonio ‘N Jerome d'Ambrosio could be its pilots when not busy flogging virtual miles in simulators, eh?